Springville wins tournaments
Solid defense in the final minutes helped host Springville come back for a 45-42 win over Gowanda to take the Emerling Holiday Tournament championship for the first time.
"We were down by six points with about two and a half minutes left," Springville coach Tom Szczerbacki said. "Defense was the key. Cody Schweickert played well defensively, creating a couple of turnovers, and we finished at the free-throw line."
Schweickert finished with 11 points for Springville (3-4) while Hunter Berry had 15. Brennan Geiger of Gowanda led all scorers with 18 points.
In the consolation game, Tyler Janes hit six three-pointers and finished with 19 points to pace Buffalo Arts to a 71-40 win over West Valley.
In the girls championship at the Emerling Holiday Tournament, Alexandra Wiede scored 18 of her 20 points in the first half to lead Springville to a 56-35 win over Mount St. Mary. Wiede was named the tournament's most valuable player. Olivia Emerling added 13 points for Springville (6-2).
Maycock powers Randolph
McKenna Maycock netted 21 points and pulled in 10 rebounds to help Randolph hold off Portville for a 38-36 win in the championship game of the IAABO Holiday Classic at the Reilly Center at St. Bonaventure.
In the fourth quarter, Randolph's defense was able to convert steals from the top of the key into points to create a bit of separation. Portville cut the lead back to two and had a shot at the end to tie, but it rimmed out.
Maycock, a freshman, took MVP honors as her sister, senior Marah, scored only four points.
"McKenna really stepped up and had a solid game," Randolph coach Shawn Huntington said. "Her sister, Marah, was struggling on offense. She was getting shots, they just weren't dropping, so McKenna really helped us stay afloat along with others who hit big shots. If you had told me going into the game that Marah would score four points and we'd win, I wouldn't believe you."
Forecheck helps North Tonawanda
Despite giving up a late short-handed goal, North Tonawanda had a solid effort in a 3-1 win over St. Mary's/Lancaster in WNY Federation Hockey. The Lumberjacks (2-4-1) took a 3-0 lead with Marty Clark netting a pair of goals.
"We were able to get a a good forecheck going and cause their defense to make some turnovers," NT coach Alan Zbytek said. "Our goalie, Austin Willison, made some spectacular saves to keep the game scoreless as long as he did."
Elsewhere, David Nowak made 16 saves to earn a shutout in a 5-0 win for St. Francis (10-1-2) over Sweet Home.